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OSCE Urges Kyrgyz Election Code of Conduct

A top international security organization has urged the candidates in Kyrgyzstan's July 10 presidential election to agree to a code of conduct for the sake of the country's stability.

The statement by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe comes more than two months after a popular uprising ousted President Askar Akayev.

Mr. Akayev fled to Russia in March after a revolt spurred by complaints over vote-rigging in parliamentary elections earlier this year.

Earlier Wednesday, several dozen young people forced their way into Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court building and evicted supporters of rival political groups who occupied the building since April. Witnesses say several people were injured in the fighting.

The activists forced to flee the building backed politicians who had been disqualified by courts from running in this year's parliamentary elections.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AP.